Tue, Oct 10|
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Johnny D. Boggs, Longhorns East
The Denver Post: “‘Longhorns East’ is as big a story as Texas. Boggs … is an artist when it comes to writing about the West. His novels are a cut above the traditional Westerns being churned out today – and ‘Longhorns East’ just might be the best of his books.”
Date, Time & Location
Oct 10, 6:00 PM MDT
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
Johnny will be in conversation with Santa Fe author, Will Grant (The Last Ride of the Pony Express: My 2,000-mile Horseback Journey into the Old West).
This will be an in-store event and will be live streamed to Zoom, register here for Zoom.
Copies of Longhorns East ($14.95, paperback) can be purchased online from CW here or by calling the store to order (505) 988-4226. Signed copies will be available after the event.
**Nine-Time Spur Award Winner** **Winner of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award**
Inspired by the real-life adventures of legendary cattleman Tom Candy Ponting, Longhorns East takes readers on an unforgettable journey as big and bold as the American Dream itself.
Tom Candy Ponting was no ordinary trail boss. He didn’t smoke, chew, cuss, or even carry a gun. Unlike his competitors, he learned how to herd cows on a farm back in England—and how to handle cowboys in bareknuckle prizefights. But his skills and know-how were really put to the test when he accepts a bet he might live to regret: lead a cattle drive from Texas to New York City. Not one to back down on a dare, Ponting assembles the motliest crew of cowboys ever seen—Texans, Englishmen, Mexicans, Freemen, Cherokee—and charts a course through the unfriendliest country to move seven hundred head of cattle, never easy in the best of times. Along the way, they’ll cross railroads and rustlers, hucksters and hustlers, with detours and dead ends aplenty. But if they succeed, the team will make more than just a whole lot of money. They will make history. . . .
About the Author
Johnny D. Boggs has worked cattle, been bucked off horses (breaking two ribs last time), shot rapids in a canoe, hiked across mountains and deserts, traipsed around ghost towns, and spent hours poring over microfilm in library archives — all in the name of finding a good story. He was won a record nine Spur Awards from Western Writers of America, a Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and has been called by Booklist magazine “among the best western writers at work today.” He also writes for numerous magazines, including True West, Wild West, Boys’ Life and Western Art & Architecture, speaks and lectures often, studies old movies (Westerns and film noir) and even finds time to coach and umpire Little League. A native of South Carolina and former newspaper journalist, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and son.